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The voyage of an invasive species across continents: genetic diversity of North American and European Colorado potato beetle populations
The paradox of successful invading species is that they are likely to be genetically depauperate compared to their source population. This study on Colorado potato beetles is one of the few studiesExpand
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The role of niche breadth, resource availability and range position on the life history of butterflies
We analysed the relationship between three life history characteristics (mobility, length of flight period and body size) and niche breadth (larval host plant specificity and adult habitat breadth),Expand
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Evidence for cryptic glacial refugia from North American mountain sheep mitochondrial DNA
The separation of populations by ice sheets into large refugia can account for much of the genetic diversity found in present day populations. The evolutionary implications of small glacial refugiaExpand
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Quantitative measure of sexual selection with respect to the operational sex ratio: a comparison of selection indices
Despite numerous indices proposed to predict the evolution of mating systems, a unified measure of sexual selection has remained elusive. Three previous studies have compared indices of sexualExpand
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Hybridization in Calopteryx damselflies: the role of males
Females are often considered responsible for hybridization between two species because usually they are the choosier sex and their cooperation is needed for successful copulation. However, males canExpand
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Transcriptome sequencing and de novo annotation of the critically endangered Adriatic sturgeon
BackgroundSturgeons are a group of Condrostean fish with very high evolutionary, economical and conservation interest. The eggs of these living fossils represent one of the most high prized foods ofExpand
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A model species for agricultural pest genomics: the genome of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
The Colorado potato beetle is one of the most challenging agricultural pests to manage. It has shown a spectacular ability to adapt to a variety of solanaceaeous plants and variable climates duringExpand
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Testosterone‐Mediated Effects on Fitness‐Related Phenotypic Traits and Fitness
The physiological and behavioral mechanisms underlying life‐history trade‐offs are a continued source of debate. Testosterone (T) is one physiological factor proposed to mediate the trade‐off betweenExpand
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Genetic variation and bill size dimorphism in a passerine bird, the reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
In passerine birds morphological differentiation in bill size within species is not commonly observed. Bill size is usually associated with a trophic niche, and strong differences in it may reflectExpand
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Sequencing, De Novo Assembly and Annotation of the Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Transcriptome
Background The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) is a major pest and a serious threat to potato cultivation throughout the northern hemisphere. Despite its high importance forExpand
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